Artist Bio & Inspiration
I developed a love of art early and it has flourished with time and come to encompass all areas of my life. The common thread, my passion, is to seek out the beauty and the joy in all things and bring it to life for people to enjoy. Art is a gift that has been given to me to share.
I was born in Russia and grew up near St. Petersburg, then known as Leningrad. I earned a Master of Arts degree at the Stieglitz St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry.
I have now lived in Montreal over 15 years and have been very successful selling my paintings to collectors all over the world. I have also created monumental works in downtown Montréal and as far away as Ontario and Russia, and has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout my career.
When I was a young student in St. Petersburg, Russia, I was inspired and undeniably influenced by the artwork I would see around me, such as the treasures of the Hermitage Museum. Whether Monet, Kandinsky, Aivazovsky or Andrei Rublev, the great medieval icon painter, they all surely made their impressions on me and nurtured my dreams.
I couldn't possibly have realized what momentous events would take place in the world and my life during the years to come... that I would go on to live and raise a family in Canada, have a million views on Youtube and have my paintings hanging in collections all over the planet!
I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to all my collectors and customers for their support and encouragement over the years!